Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal has urged Bangladeshis to turn up at the polling stations by overcoming fears of violence and concerns of irregularities to cast their vote.

Voting will be suspended at centres or constituencies where irregularities will be reported, the CEC warned in an address to the nation broadcast on Saturday evening, the eve of the general election.

He expressed concern over recent incidents of violence centring the election.

"The campaign has ended amid festivities and enthusiasm. Now is the time to wait for the voting to begin," he said.

"It is a matter of regret that we can't say incidents of violence and sabotage are not taking place. People are being killed and injured while pro...